Doris Olson Amacher, age 90, passed away at her home in New Braunfels on Jan. 6, 2012 of complications from Parkinson's Disease. She was born in Paxton, Illinois on July 22, 1921 to Ruben and Phoebe Olson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Katharine Vevig, Marilyn Olson, Pearl Carter, Bud Olson, Ginger Takasaki and nephew Kent Olson.
She is survived by Wib, her husband of almost 70 years and daughters Marilyn Kolacek (Jimmy) and Rosanne Stockhorst (Lester). She is also survived by her sister Carol Noble and brother-in-law Jerry Takasaki of Camano Island, WA and sister-in-law Patty Olson of Crawfordsville, IN. She was "Mernie" to her loving grandchildren Mandy Colwell (Bob), Kyle Kolacek, Erin Keeton (fiancée' Ross Keeling), Rebecca and Elizabeth Stockhorst and two great-grandchildren Cade and Phoebe Colwell.
Doris was active in her church and many civic and charitable organizations. She volunteered hundreds of hours to these organizations annually.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 4:00 at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, Hope Hospice or Alamo Honor Flight.